[Catalog-sig] ANN: pythonpackages.com beta

Daniel Holth dholth at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 21:12:14 CEST 2012

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Eric P. Mangold <eric at teratorn.org> wrote:

> Neat. I look forward to using this stuff...

Try the demo. The format works well for the initial use case "lxml
takes too long to compile" and can be used to build virtualenvs in
record time. The digital signatures piece is not finished, and the
installer does not currently check the compatibility tags (whether the
wheel is expected to run on the installing Python), but "pip install
--find-links directory-of-cached-wheels somepackage" works great (with
the patched pip).

I mention wheel in this forum because pypi doesn't accept them for
upload yet, a feature which we will want after getting enough feedback
on the basics of the format. For test.pypi?

Daniel Holth

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